A CELEBRATION OF ARTS & CULTURE

Ontario Culture Days is celebrating arts, culture, and heritage September 25 – October 25, 2020 and we can’t wait to share the inspiring creativity of artists and arts organizations throughout the province with you! Travel around Ontario without leaving your couch with the Day in the Life series, or take part in digital programs produced by our Creative Residents. We promise there won’t be a dull moment all month long!

SNEAK PEEK PROGRAMMING

Can’t wait for Culture Days to start? We have you covered! Learn about participating artists and try your hand at some art-making before the festival even starts. You’ll be ahead of the game come September 25!

STORYTIME ADVENTURES WITH SAGE TYRTLE

Turn on your ears and get ready to go on an adventure as professional storyteller Sage Tyrtle tells you the tale of a tricky spider, a wise rabbit, and lots and lots of food.

WRITE BETWEEN CULTURES WITH JUSTINE ABIGAIL YU FROM LIVING HYPHEN

We had the chance to learn a little bit more about one of our featured artists, Justine Abigail Yu, founder and editor-in-chief of Living Hyphen – a magazine and community that explores the experiences of people living in between cultures as hyphenated Canadians.

WEAVING WORDS TOGETHER WITH PAULINA O’KIEFFE-ANTHONY

Say it loud and say it proud! Award-winning spoken word artists and arts educator Paulina Anthony O’Keiffe has put together a list of writing prompts that will help you start weaving words together. Turn memories into poetry, stories into adventures, and thoughts into statements.

THE ECLECTIC BALLET CREOLE

You can’t quite put your finger on Ballet Creole. It’s fluid, a shapeshifter transforming with every new person, place, and practice it comes into contact with. Ever in flux, but always captivating, its thrived for thirty years under the guiding hand of its founder Patrick Parson.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING

Each year Ontario Culture Days partners with select organizations across the province to host festival programming. For 2020, our co-produced initiatives are entirely digital – you can participate from anywhere!

Announcing the 2020 Creative Residences

New for 2020, Ontario Culture Days is excited to launch a new Creative Residency program, featuring a collection of 10 artists and arts organizations who are working with us to produce programming for the Culture Days festival and beyond.

CULTURE DAYS @ THE LIBRARY

We have partnered with the Toronto Public Library and local artists to produce pre-programmed activities throughout September and digital programming to be hosted over the course of the Culture Days festival.

DAY IN THE LIFE SERIES

Our new Day in the Life series will fly you into cultural hubs around the province to meet artists and visit arts organizations — all without leaving your home!